Monthly Archive:: June 2017

Michael Miller Named Director of Biomedical Engineering

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Stay Safe This Fourth of July

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Fourth of July is almost here, and many people are getting ready to revel in the red, white and blue. The holiday is often filled with barbecues, firework displays and patriotic pride, but, for some families, the celebration ends at the hospital. “Fourth of July

New Accelerator Seeks to Attract Connected Health and Fitness Startups from Across the Country to Baltimore

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Plank Industries, the University of Maryland (through UM Ventures), Brown Advisory and the Abell Foundation announced today that they are providing support for M-1 Ventures, a new Baltimore-based startup accelerator focused on connected health and fitness technologies. The 16-week program will be

Johns Hopkins Surgeons Report Success With First 20 Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Transplant Surgery

Reading Time: 1 minutesSurgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that their first series of a minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic pancreas disease, known as severe pancreatitis, resulted in shorter hospital stays, less need for opioids and fewer complications, compared with standard surgical approaches.

Scientists Manipulate ‘Signaling’ Molecules to Control Cell Migration

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins researchers report they have uncovered a mechanism in amoebae that rapidly changes the way cells migrate by resetting their sensitivity to the naturally occurring internal signaling events that drive such movement

Send us your compassionate care award entries!

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe call has gone out for more entries for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Professor Jane Cummings, urged people to nominate colleagues and teams, while also revealing the entry closing date has been extended to July 10. She

Barrier Proteins in Tumors are Possible Key to Immunotherapy Success

Reading Time: 1 minutesBy comparing variations in protein expression in tumor samples from a single melanoma patient, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center say their findings have the potential to reveal some of the mechanisms underlying response or resistance to immunotherapy drugs.

NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership winners announced

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England, in partnership with the National Measurement System (NMS) – the government funded body that maintains the UK measurement infrastructure – has announced the winners of its first Chief Scientific Officer’s (CSO) Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme. The bespoke 12 month development programme gives clinical leaders

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Ranked Among the Top U.S. Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins Children’s Center was ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report on its 2017–18 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has the distinction of being the only children’s hospital integrated with an adult facility to make the honor

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and WellSpan Collaborate to Fight Cancer

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and WellSpan Health today announced a new clinical collaboration that will benefit patients living with cancer in central Pennsylvania’s Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.